ELC Enrolment

St Thomas Aquinas Early Learning Centre (ELC) enables children to take their first step into Catholic education. Enrolment at an ELC is stage one of a Catholic education pathway from Preschool to Year 12. Children who will be four years of age by 30 April of the year of enrolment are eligible to enrol.


You can now enrol online, through the following links:

To complete the application form, you will need to upload the following information. Original documents will need to be presented at the time of interview.

  • Birth certificate (not commemorative) or passport.
  • Certificate of Baptism (if applicable).
  • Student’s immunisation records (applicable to all NSW schools and ACT Primary).
  • Family Law, Personal Protection Order or Other Relevant Court Orders (if applicable).
  • Any previous ELC reports (if available)
  • Visa grant notice for permanent and temporary visa-holders (if applicable) – for both student and parent(s) / legal guardian(s)
  • Any medical reports and/or other assessment reports for students with additional learning needs (if applicable).
  • Proof of residential address, such as rates notice, electricity, water or telephone bill
    The minimum age for enrolment in an ELC is 4 years by 30 April in the year of enrolment.

Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in your school of choice. An offer for your first choice of ACT Catholic ELC will depend on your priority enrolment area.

A non-refundable application fee applies of $50 applies.


Once the application has been submitted, you will receive an email with the completed application. Please ensure this document is signed accordingly (all relevant legal guardians and parents) and submitted to the school at the time of interview.

Documents and Policies 


ELC Enrolment Fee  $ 50 one off payment
Enrolment Bond - Acceptance of Place
Credited against first fee statement
Preschool Resource Fee $ 63 per child per term
Before Preschool Care (7.30am - 9.00am) $ 22 per day
Preschool (9.00am - 3.00pm) $ 75 per day
After Preschool Care (3.00pm - 6.00pm) $ 33 per day
All Day (7.30am - 6.00pm) $129 per day
Vacation Care (7.30am - 6.00pm) $ 81 per day

Note: Early Learning Centres are approved childcare providers. The Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate is available to assist families with fee payments, click here for Human Services. Fees compare favourably with those of local long day care centres.Fees do not include refunds claimable under the Commonwealth Government's Child Care Benefit Scheme.